First announcement:  Staples will be selling 3D Printers from their website, and soon right in the store.  They’ll be offering the Cube 3D Printer for $1299.

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Staples will be selling the Cube 3D Printer for $1299…

Second announcement:  The world’s first completely 3D printed gun was shown.  There are only 2 non-3D printed parts: a nail used as a firing pin and a six ounce piece of steel put into the gun to make it show up on airport metal detectors.

130503125507-liberator-620xaForbes got the scoop on the Liberator 3D printed gun…

Check out Forbes for more photos and details.

I’m not going to comment further on these developments other than to say the pace is picking up quickly.  Desktop Manufacturing is a reality today.  Almost anyone can own the means of production.

 

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Desktop Manufacturing is Here With Two Amazing Announcements
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